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English Meaning(s) for 理

noun
  1. reason; principle; logic
  2. general principle (as opposed to individual concrete phenomenon)
  3. (in neo-Confucianism) the underlying principles of the cosmos

Definition and Synonyms for 理

Law a rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society
Synonyms: 天則, 法則, , , 自然律, 自然法

Meanings for each kanji in 理

logic; arrangement; reason; justice; truth Kanji Details »

Categories 理 is a member of

Conception an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
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Stroke Order Diagrams for 理

Sample Sentences for 理

Although the arguments were rational, he was not convinced.
It stands to reason that he should apologize to her.
What he said in his interview makes sense.
From an objective viewpoint, his argument was far from rational.
What she means is reasonable in a certain sense.

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